Sunday, September 15, 2013

If you could fast forward life...and porn vs. cable

I remember once, when my brother N and I were little (I think 8 and 11) and he got in trouble for something, he looked up at our mother and said, "Do you ever have one of those moments where you wish you could fast forward life?" And we all laughed our asses off. I don't remember if she forgot to get him in trouble, although at that age, being in trouble meant not being able to watch Saturday morning cartoons.

Suffice to say we all have our trials, and from time to time (though it may seem like all of the time) we have people we love who are having serious problems. And all we can do is our best, even though we must face the fact that our best can still fail.

If I don't visit blogs or post as often it's just because the current thing going on is sucking up a lot of my time. In short, I have learned: 1. the foster care system doesn't just suck, it can be downright dangerous; 2. even with advanced degrees, some social workers can have shit for brains; 3. I am so fucking lucky that I have one good parent (and now one good step parent also) as many people don't have that; 4. I am capable, when necessary, of having a forceful conversation without swearing. YESSSSSSSS!!!

So in the meantime, in the interest of not making everyone cry, I leave you this little gem.

And the open dialogue of, essentially, WTF! Each of these scenarios in this video is a real scene from an HBO original series. We have seriously blurred the lines, people. Do they come up with a disclaimer? "Warning: the show you are about to see is porn masquerading as drama/comedy/etc. We're just trying to look legit."

Mind you, I have no problem with the concept of (most) porn, as long as it involves consenting adults, and no animals. But call it what it is, hey?


26 comments:

Lee said...

Hahahahahaha! I think it needs a twisted mind to appreciate that...just as well I have one...as explained to a degree earlier!

I thought it was just my reading glasses that needed cleaning...but you've explained that away for me; lines are blurred everywhere these days. Just ask Miley Cyrus! ;)

Elephant's Child said...

Call it what it is indeed. Sadly I think too many young actors would leap at the chance... (If leaping was in the script of course.)
And I hope that the other things going on in your world are resolved satisfactorily. Soon.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

LOL! That was hilarious!

Betty Manousos said...

that was too funny!
thanks for the good laugh.

have a great week ahead~

big hugs!

Charles Gramlich said...

lol. Good un. And very true.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good luck to you while navigating the child foster care system!

LL Cool Joe said...

Sounds like you are having some real intense real life stuff going on at the moment. Good luck with that!!

Birdie said...

I honestly don't think I could ever be a foster parent. Too much heartbreak. In my younger days I worked in a not for profit daycare and we has a lot of kids who lived in foster care. They would move from home to home, back to their parents and back into foster care again.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Okay, that's pretty damn funny. And really, even as a dude in my 20s I can sometimes watch an HBO show and think "is this really necessary?"

Oh, and hey, real life > blogging any day. Hang in there!

Rock Chef said...

Yeah, social workers are often too over worked to do a good job, even the good ones.

I get really tired of pointless sex scenes - if someone wants to watch porn, they should watch porn and not have it getting in the way of decent TV. Game of Thrones is a bad one for this - I love the series but they bury some really important plotting in sex scenes! ARGH!

Abby said...

A good many "systems" aren't perfect, and yeah, I often get reminders of how lucky I am to have had my parents!

Funny commentary! I don't mind a relevant sex scene once in a while, but raunchy just because they can... well... call it what it is.

Cheryl said...

I think that all professions have people that are supposedly educated but have shit for brains which is why a lot of systems are dangerous. Unfortunately this is much more alarming in the foster care system, of course if not done correctly because you are dealing with children. I like all four of your points.

The video is funny and so true. Premium cable channels have become very porn-like. Some would call it soft porn but really porn is porn.

Dexter Klemperer said...

That's hilarious. Reminds me of the SNL sketch explaining why there's so much nudity on Game of Thrones because they have a special consultant on the set who's a 13 year old boy.

G. B. Miller said...

Excellent video, although you can probably substitute Showtime for HBO and pretty much get that same thing.

As for the other issue, I'm sorry to say that you're only experiencing the tip of the iceberg.

1) Yes, it can be, although the system does have its shining moments from time to time.

2) Yes, social workers can and do have shit for brains. Those with the most shit for brains get promoted to supervisors.

3) Excellent!

4) Having experienced both the casual Riot Kitty and the irritated Riot Kitty, I would do my best impersonation of Wayne and Garth exclaiming "I'm not worthy!" to hear you have a conversation that doesn't contain George Carlin's list of words you can't say on normal radio.

Keep the faith and remember, the end result is what matters, not the journey to get there.

Ileana said...

So you throw in that little gem and then expect us to remember what you blogged about, chica? Ayayay..."it's HBO!" lol

ShadowRun300 said...

There are many times I've wanted to fast forward through life, but have never expressed it out loud. What a sweet thing for him to say. Hope all your issues are sorted out soon.
Thanks for the HBO clip. So funny. So true.

Riot Kitty said...

Holy cow! Nothing like porn to get the comments ;)

Thanks everyone!

Kathleen said...

Oh, there are so many things I can relate to when it comes to your last couple of posts (and I totally typed fellate instead of relate in my original response, but we'll just let that one go and move on)...

Love people who can make fun of themselves and realize that they're not perfect. They are the ones I want to hang with when shit gets real. ;-)

I'd also like to share this with you; it is always the first image that comes to mind when faced with something I don't want to deal with: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/nope-gif

Something about it just always makes me feel better.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

That Video was PERFECT! I cannot tell you how many times---RECENTLY----I have said to various people, "All the shows I am watching are like---PORN!!!" And they are.....HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, cinemax....but, especially HBO and SHOWTIME, with their "original" programming....PORN and Violence! The things that actresses are asked to do now....More than actors....
Like you said----Call it what it is.....!!!!!

I hope whatever the real-life things are that are happening---Ease Up, my dear......

Mike_D said...

HA! No animals? God, you are sooo repressed....

Oddly enough, somebody told me about that video just yesterday. So true!

Lynn said...

I love that thought of fast forwarding through life - if only that were so sometimes. :)

Just recently I needed to speak to a friend after church and another gal was holding forth about her illnesses - I was thinking in my head, "Wish I could just put you on hold for a moment."

Emile Buttocks said...

A long time ago Cinemax came up with The Red Shoe Diaries. It was soft core porn. Ever since then there has been a competition between all the movie channels to duplicate the success of that without admitting what they're doing.

Riot Kitty said...

Kathleen: That is hilarious that you typed fellate...and I will check out the pic.
Naomi: Thank you...and I don't think I could be an actress. At least for that kind of stuff.
Mike: HAHA! Yeah, stuffy.
Lynn: What a great thought! I'd bet it would be better to shut her off completely.
Emile: Great handle. I haven't seen that but now I'm curious.

DWei said...

I don't even watch TV anymore. Everything I can and want to watch is online via my computer.

CraveCute said...

Sneaky aren't they! Thank goodness I have 700 channels to choose from....

Riot Kitty said...

DW: I never watch TV. Come to think of it, all the porn you want is on the internet, too ;)
CC: Seriously? That many?